Sep 4, 2013

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Author: L.M. Augustine
Release Date: June 13th, 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Pages: 316
Format: paperback, giveaway prize

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Synopsis:

1,135,789. That’s how many subscribers sixteen-year-old West Ryder has on his web vlog series. But he only has eyes for one of them.

As one of the internet’s most prestigious video bloggers, West talks about high school relationships under the name “Sam Green.” As far as he knows, no one from school, not even his best friend, Cat, has seen his videos. But the highlight of the whole thing is Harper Knight, who comments every day at exactly 2:02 in the afternoon. He doesn’t know anything about her aside from the occasional deep philosophical messaging on why pizza tastes so delicious, but as stupid as it sounds, he might be falling for her. So when they finally agree to meet in real life, West’s hope for romance seems more and more in reach. But that all changes as soon as he arrives at their meeting spot and sees Cat walking toward him, wearing the same “I <3 Sam Green” T-shirt Harper promised she'd have on.

To his alarm, West realizes he is falling in love with the best friend who has always been a sister to him.

 


My Review:

West Ryder has his own vlog. He has had it for 2 1/2 years. The only people that know about his blog are him and his mom. His mom was killed in an accident 6 months ago so now he is the only one who knows about it...or so he thinks. He spends his afternoons waiting at 2:02 for the comment from the girl he is falling for Harper. His whole world is shattered when his best friend Cat walks in wearing the shirt Harper said she would be wearing.

West definitely pulls on some heart strings in this book. His dad decided to drive home drunk with his mom and ended up running a red light. His mother was killed instantly and his dad was arrested. When his dad came home he was a drunk. Didn't have a job didn't do anything. Even made West make him dinner every night. So not only did he lose his mom, but he lost his dad too. The only stable things he had in his life now were his best friend Cat, and his vlog, which has Harper. The poor guy is falling apart and uses his vlog to help cope with the pain. Since his mom knew about the vlog, he sees it as a way to still connect with her even when she isn't here anymore.

I've wanted this book since I first saw it, then I ended up winning it in a giveaway and I was definitely a happy girl. I just got it in the mail a few days ago and had to devour it. I sat and read it in about 4 hours. It has a decent amount of pages, but the writing is spaced far apart so the pages didn't have too much to read on them. I put off cooking dinner just so I could finish up the story.

There wasn't anything fully special necessarily in the story, it was just a cute contemporary read with some emotion behind it. I had my heart go out to not only West in this story, but Cat as well. From reading the synopsis you know that Cat is Harper. So you can see the times when they both go their own ways and are both rushing to talk through the internet. Cat knew Sam Green was West, but West didn't know Harper was Cat. Cat seems like a very strong girl to be able to know she is in love with her best friend but withhold for over 4 months of letting Sam (West) know who she really is.

After you find out about Cat being Harper, the rest of the book you are waiting for it to all come together. Most contemporary books string you along till the end so you just sit and enjoy the writing and wait for your happy ending.

This book is set in a small town that I am not sure where it is. I don't think it is ever mentioned exactly where they live. But you can still picture them going to the mall, eating ice cream in a store that lets the kids draw on the walls in crayons. Their school doesn't have much detail other than its a private school and you know he lives in a house with his father. Cat lives in a 3 storied house with her family that works a lot so she is always home alone. There are parts that you kind of just make up where they are but the parts that the author wants you to really understand she puts more detail in it so you get the exact picture.

Even the people on the cover of the book are what I picture them looking like throughout the story, even though I didn't put the two together till I was done reading and staring at the cover. I realized "hey! That's what I thought they would look like!"

I don't see this book as something that will change your life unless you have someone you are afraid to tell that you are in love with. Other than that, I think it is just a nice fluffy read for you to enjoy and devour when you need a nice comfy break in your other readings.


Really Enjoyed It!


2 comments:

  1. Hmm sounds pretty simple. I wish they would add some action into those books so it be more memorable. Great review!

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  2. I'm glad you liked this one. It looks really good!

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